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moving to a bigger tank

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wonkybumcrack · 25/04/2016 20:42

I'm getting a 200l tank Tomorrow currently have a 130l. How's best to move the fish into the new tank? Should I do a new cycle and move them after 2 weeks or put the water from the old tank and gradually top up the water?

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TreeSparrow · 25/04/2016 22:24

Moving water sources nothing. The bacteria live in your filter, not in the water. Set up the new tank and get the water to the right temperature. Move your filter and fish over to the new tank. Job done.

TreeSparrow · 25/04/2016 22:24

Sources was meant to say Achieves

wonkybumcrack · 25/04/2016 22:32

Thank you new tank comes with a external filter so can I run both filters?

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TreeSparrow · 26/04/2016 03:19

Yes, it's really important to transfer your mature filter across so you don't lose the cycle. Only swill the filter in old tank water. Never run it under the tap as the chlorine will kill the bacteria.

Always dechlorinate fresh tank water.

wonkybumcrack · 26/04/2016 07:48

I have tap safe and always clean filter in old tank water. I have got myself the bigger tank as a treat I was given the other tank and got a few fish and have done good with them. Thank you

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TreeSparrow · 26/04/2016 22:48

Sounds great. You should post a picture when you've set the new one up. Smile

wonkybumcrack · 27/04/2016 07:17

I will. Filled it up last night just waiting for temp to rise.

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wonkybumcrack · 27/04/2016 12:32

Here it is!

moving to a bigger tank
moving to a bigger tank
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TreeSparrow · 27/04/2016 23:31

That's a beaut. Nice one!

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